As of Monday (12/10/18) our current information from our shipper is that the boat containing the last two shipping containers should have docked today. While we don't have the... Read more
Shipping Update for all Regions
The warehouse and our shipper have gotten back to us and we want to transfer all the information over to everyone.
In total we have 5 containers that need... Read more
ADDRESSES WILL LOCK FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th
Please make sure your address is accurate in the Pledge Master system by this Friday, December 7th.
Go to www.PledgeMaster.com to see and update your address.
If you have any... Read more
I believe I already mentioned this, but our shipping manager Christy, will be personally on sight at the fulfillment warehouse when the product arrives to oversee the pick and... Read more
The Japanese SUPER Expansion Trays!
As we wait for the CW O3 shipping to continue, the trays for the Japanese SUPER expansion have been finalized! This is a direct to retail product with our... Read more
MORE container ETA information!
US container arrival times:
ETA means "estimated time of arrival." Because of the scope of this project, our main shipping contact (who is over the entire warehouse and more), as... Read more
Kent Hamilton, who concepted all the minis for CW O3, as well as illustrated the Ancients and Shaggai Map full color art, did this for Halloween:
SNEAK PREVIEW:... Read more
Last Call for the Pledge Manager
The summoning of the Great Old Ones are imminent. Please log into the pledge manager as soon as possible to finalize ALLpayments. With Onslaught 3 in the midst of... Read more
All remaining containers and all regions ready end of October!
Very quick update here - I got word from the factory just now that ALL remaining containers for all regions should be ready by the end of October! I... Read more
EU Container #1 leaving Oct. 23, arrives Nov. 21 in Hamburg
Dates for the first EU container:
The Vessel CC Marco Polo leaves Yantian port in China on Oct. 23, and is expected to arrive in Hamburg on Nov. 21.
I... Read more
The Three US Bound Containers picked up!
As stated in my previous update, three US bound containers will be leaving port Oct. 15th. These are in the process of being loaded onto the container ship (or possibly... Read more
Chapter 115, in which Arthur answers your questions
Last update brought forth many questions, both as comments to that update, as well as here.
Although I try to be as complete and transparent as reasonable in my... Read more
Another quick Shipping Update!
Given the sheer amount of product being shipped as part of this project, we have enough product ready to fill four 40ft. high cube containers (which I believe are the... Read more
Still Waiting on Actual Ship Out Dates
Wanted to do a quick update just to let you know I'm not forgetting about you!
We are still waiting on the actual ship out date - we are... Read more
Cthulhu Wars Official Audio Kickstarter Live
Our friends at Darkraven Games have created official immersive audio for use while playing Cthulhu Wars:
Click above to check it out!
Listen to the Cthulhu Wars Theme Song... Read more
The wait is almost over!
I do not have the specific ship out date yet when the product will physically leave the ports in China, but we are certainly getting close!
I wanted to... Read more
Update - China Ship Out Estimate!
I have finally received information from our factories that have allowed us to know when CW O3 will actually be leaving a Chinese port:
CW O3 will... Read more
75 Hour mark for Startropolis
In case you've missed it, we have a small Kickstarter running right now for a casual but highly innovative game. We've unlocked tons of stretch goals (effectively quadrupling the... Read more
GenCon Surveys Close MONDAY July 23
If you are coming to GenCon 2018, please click here by Monday, July 23!
Survey for Picking up you Rewards at GenCon!
Click here if you're going to GenCon 2018
IF you are coming to GenCon, then might I suggest you take this survey?
We are bringing many (but not... Read more
Assembly Instructions (Arthur Production Diary)
One of my very favorite parts of the whole production process is reviewing and approving the final assembly steps for each SKU. This is simply a visual reference guide I... Read more
Arranging the Air Freight for GenCon
Waiting for the date it will leave the port..
I know that many have asked in the comments about the updated timeline. The reason I have not stated any updated... Read more
Some Final Assembly Pics
I realized I hadn't shared these yet:
Shaggai Eradication Markers:
Clarification for German Language (DE) backers
I apologize for miscommunications and problems surrounding the CW DE core game recently mailed. I'd rather not go into the entire history, so let me be brief and to... Read more
Update on the final assembly and the trays!
Now that final assembly into the boxes is happening, I have approved the trays below for the new SKUs.
This is how the Ancients Faction will be stored (the box... Read more
3 Videos of the Final Plastics
Eradication Marker (Shaggai Map); Brown Jenkin; Cacodemon; New First Player Marker; Investigators
Dire Azathoth is still TOO BIG
3 of my daughters meet Dire Azathoth and... Read more
Draft of new PledgeMaster Graphic Design!
This is NOT a project update - everything is the same as last update regarding progress!
We launched our own pledge manager platform a little less than a year... Read more
The German Master Rulebook!
Below you can download the entire German Rulebook for Cthulhu Wars.
CLICK HERE FOR THE GERMAN RULEBOOK PDF
It is still technically being proofread (we have NOT sent it to... Read more
Timeline Update + Another batch of painted minis
On this Kickstarter we put on the timeline that shipping begins in April, so that final delivery is June.
Shipping has NOT yet begun - we are... Read more
Early Look at Future Painted Minis Line (NOT a project update)
I didn't want to mislead - no project update this week. Sorry about that (there's just nothing to share). I should have some more cool updates on CW O3... Read more
New Full Time Artist at Petersen Games!
Kent Hamilton new member of Petersen Games!
Kent did ALL the color illustrations, as well as the concept art for this project (well, the new concepts - not stuff from... Read more
Shining Trapezohedron ALSO available (today only)
Ok, so, I was wrong in my last update.
The Shining Trapezohedron is available along with everything else.
Man, what a way to start this week.
I guess what I've... Read more
ONE MORE DAY - There was a Bug (from Shaggai), and it's fixed now.
Remember when I said, like 2 days ago, that I'd keep it open until today?
So, I did totally unlock the SKUs. But, we've had a lot of feedback that... Read more
Ah what the heck - I'll keep it open until Monday Morning (Texas time)
With what I have going on this weekend, I realized I won't be able to update China until Monday morning anyway (and that's not going to impact the schedule), so... Read more
Last Call to update your pledge - YES, you can finish payment LATER
This is the final call - in approximately 5 hours from when I posted THIS update, I'll be (again), locking the CW O3 pledge manager, but this time for good.... Read more
PM closes for good this Friday!
Remember, the PM will close for good this Friday!
You will still be able to update your address just before shipping, but you will NOT be able to adjust your... Read more
Japanese Super Faction Box - I'm jealous!
I wish we would have thought of this long ago.
Our Japanese publishing partner - ArcLight - is going to release the reprint of the core game and a new... Read more
Pledge Manager Re-opened until MARCH 9
Due to popular request, we are briefly reopening the pledge manager.
There should be enough product for you to add anything you want (except perhaps the painted gates). Don't worry,... Read more
All the PDFs for CW O3 you'll ever need!
Click here to download the following:
- Astral Acolytes rules
- Brown Jenkin Loyalty Card
- Cacodemon Loyalty Card
- Colour out of Space Gates Rules
- CW O3 master rulebook
- CW related Art Prints/downloads ... Read more
Sandy Made Dozens of New Loyalty Cards + Spellbooks!
Full PDF downloads coming later this week!
Quick note - I'll post another update soon with all the PDFs you could want for CW!
Free downloadable Loyalty Cards... Read more
Remaining minis - Near Final Tooling! + Revision on Dire Azathoth's Face
Not all of the CW O3 minis have had the final plastic injection tests. In fact, some are still in final tooling (notably Dire Azathoth and the Shaggai Map eradications).... Read more
Sandy inspects early color proofs
The pre-press and set up segment of printing can be as long as the actual printing itself (especially for a large... Read more
Final Plastic Versions!
While Dire Azathoth is not yet finished being tooled (no problem - he'll still ship with everything else this summer), most other things are. So, behold the final plastic... Read more
Biggest CW "Mini" ever - We are Insane
Dire Azathoth is REALLY big
Dire Azathoth, at a stunning 153mm tall, and about 150mm wide, is the most colossal miniature we've ever done for Cthulhu Wars. While the core... Read more
Planet Apocalypse is live!
We remain on schedule for Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught 3.
Also, Sandy and I are going to China to visit the factories in two days. The next update should have some... Read more
Numbers, numbers, numbers
I don't have any real production update for you (other than we're STILL ON SCHEDULE!), but I do have some interesting data:
Total products being manufactured as part of... Read more
Moar plastic minis pics!
This Kickstarter was a first for Petersen Games - the one in which all the sculpts, art, layout, and development had been completed before launching. We did have... Read more
Some pics of plastic miniatures
Here's a few pics of some of the plastic minis. Also, Sandy himself will be flying to China at the end of this month (with me on my production... Read more
It's been about a month since my last update, so we are perhaps a little overdue.
First - we are totally still on schedule to deliver between... Read more
Locking the PM down at 5pm CST
The orders in the Pledge Manager will be LOCKED today at 5pm Cthulhu Standard Time (CST - the time in Texas).
This means that you will ONLY be able... Read more
Reminder - Pledge Manager for CW O3 closing tomorrow!
This is a reminder that our Pledge Manager will be closing down tomorrow, November 10th
As of right now, about 75% (over 3,000) of you have completed your check... Read more
German backers only
German Backers Only
Korrekturen, Korrekturen, Korrekturen
Liebe Backer und Fans des deutschen Cthulhu Wars,
einige von euch haben, als Backer des Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught 3 Kickstarters, bereits auf der SPIEL... Read more
Bad News for German Games at Essen + Junk Mail issues with PM
All, this first part is regarding the German core games at Essen:
Wir haben leider erst heute (!) erfahren, dass unser Container mit Cthulhu Wars Core Games überraschend... Read more
PM follow up answers + real PM closing date
We will shut down the CW O3 Pledge Manager on Friday, November 10th.
That is the latest we can keep it open and still hit our schedule we've outlined. NOTE:... Read more
PM closing soon! (plus a general status update)
Please read this entire update very carefully!
PM Closing Very Soon!
If you have not completed the pledge manager, please do so immediately! We will be closing it down... Read more
Petersen Games at Essen
Sandy will be at Essen Spiel 2017.
Stop by out booth in Hall 6, C-117
Also, we have a very special announcement for backers getting the German translation of the... Read more
More updates for the Pledge Manager
French Address Bug
A mistake in one of the admin scripts that we use to handle support queries should have updated one address, but instead updated more. We've corrected the... Read more
Pledge Manager Status Update
We had sent out all the pledge manager emails by Friday. However, as many of you know, you didn't all receive them.
After some digging, our technical team discovered... Read more
75% of Surveys have been sent
About 75% of all the surveys have been sent, and we estimate the final 25% will have been emailed by the end of today.
So, just a reminder, if... Read more
Pledge Manager Live!
The Pledge Manager is live!
As I explained in my previous update, we will do a slow, but steady roll out so we can monitor the progress and make sure... Read more
PM next week!
Our team has gotten lots of feedback from our many testers who volunteered (thank you!). We've worked through the bugs and the issues, and we are ready to go... Read more
H. P. LOVECRAFT Film Festival Kickstarter almost done!
Hey Lovecraft fans, we have only 2 Days left in the Cthulhu Mardi Gras - 22nd H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Kickstarter Campaign, and they're 75% of the way to... Read more
The Grey Acolytes! + moar Brown Jenkin stuff
THE GRAY ACOLYTES!
The set is complete! ALL the acolytes are available in neutral gray. So ... what do you do with them?
WHATEVER YOU WANT?
Some backers... Read more
Two New Add-Ons
If you want a 3-5 Player Earth Map, but you want it to be BIG - like the 6-8 Player Maps - this is for you. Increase your pledge... Read more
I'm not sure if we'll get there, but this is the Larva - another "invader" from Planet Apocalypse. It represents the hideous fate of those overtaken Nd dominated by... Read more
Brown Jenkin Final Concept
I have secured Valerio Carbone (the sculptor who did that amazing Nodens) to do Brown Jenkin. He estimates it will take about 2 weeks, given his size and complexity (which... Read more
Arthur's guide to adding add-ons
You cannot tell Kickstarter WHAT you want to get, aside from one of the five Pledge Levels (Wamp, Yothan, Acolyte, etc.). Don't try to tell Kickstarter.
You... Read more
MEET THE CACODEMON - a Sandy Says
So, we have blown through all of the Lovecraftian goals! Well done all! The Daemon Sultan, Azathoth is well-pleased.
We at Petersen... Read more
Victor Steele the final Investigator
Meet Victor Steele - A Sandy Design Corner
Victor Steele has been driven insane by the chaos of the Cthulhu Wars. He was once an inspiring military... Read more
Two 2 Go
You may have noticed that many of the old-school Acolytes have been protesting this Kickstarter project.
Painted Gate Winner
PS: Who's Sandy Peterson!?!
New Gate Contest
After we reach our... Read more
A Gate, An Acolyte and an Investigator walk into a bar...
This is IT. If we get to $1,000,000 we'll get EVERY stretch goal we had planned (plus a few we got along the way that were unplanned at the... Read more
Meet Investigator Amelia + Brown Jenkin Concept WIP
Work in Progress - Brown Jenkin Concept
This is not the final concept, but it is the direction Sandy wants to go for it. In a future update... Read more
Sandy Says - Asenath Waite and Brown Jenkins
Painted Gate Contest Winner
New Painted Gate Contest
After we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll choose random winner of another painted gate, signed by Sandy Petersen. To... Read more
Leeroy....I mean Broooown Jenkins!!
We were never going to do this. Because, once again, we all assumed that the winner would be a Faction. Once again, Azathoth must be smiling madly at us... Read more
Asenath Waite is (Almost) Back
Investigator: Cindrew Eradicated
MEET CINDREW PUTORIUS
As I have hinted, the Investigators are portrayed as doomed souls, ultimately pawns in the hands (claws? Tendrils?) of the great old ones.... Read more
THE BIG ONE: NODENS + DIRE AZATHOTH!
EVERY PLEDGE LEVEL IMMEDIATELY GETS NODENS!
He is NOT a Stretch Goal, and everyone will get him (yes, even the Wamps!). You can also get a second copy of... Read more
12 New Acolytes + the Unnameable Set
TWELVE Acolytes were added to the Alternate Acolytes Box!
A Sandy Says about those Neutral Unique Acolytes:
Well, because I am going to be nearly incommunicado during the... Read more
The Contest of 1000 Forms Winner
Well, I was presented with the ten potential additions that you guys had selected for me. These came from a full list of 73 entries! Here is the list of... Read more
Sandy Design Corner - Neutral Monsters vs Indie GOOs + Meet Tarang
Why include 12 "regular" Acolyte sculpts in the "New Faction Acolytes" box? Basically, because many of you asked, and for no other reason. 12 miniatures in a SINGLE stretch... Read more
New Eradication Markers + Rules
Since Cthulhu Wars can go up to 8 players, there are a total of 8 Investigators. We're halfway through them! Help spread the word so we can get them... Read more
The Shining Trapezohedron
You have spoken. Enough folks are interested in ye olde Shining Trapezohedron that we are now offering it as an add-on in this campaign.
It will be $40, the... Read more
When we upgraded the cardboard eradication markers to 3D versions, we were originally going to use an 'exploding globe'.
But... After conversations with many of you, we've decided... Read more
Don't get caught sleeping + How to Defeat the Ancients Sandy Design Corner
Pledge Level Matrix - this should be helpful
New Painted Gate Contest
After we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll choose random winner... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: The Ancients Strategy
So, how does one PLAY this unusual new faction? Most obviously, you need to worry about your Cathedrals. Because you don’t have a Great Old One, you get major power... Read more
Tcho-tcho Balance Change + Worms of Ghroth Rules!
You got the Worms of Ghroth Rules!
You got this loyalty card for the Worms of Ghroth, to use them as Neutral Terrors in non-Shaggai Map games. You still... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: A Tcho-Tcho Strategy
Some players have trouble getting their head around the Tcho-Tchos. Others have trouble seeing how the Tcho-Tchos can be stopped. This strategy guide should help everyone understand this weirdo faction... Read more
Worm of Ghroth Turntable!
We will wait to share the new rules for using Worms in non-Shaggai games until we've hit that stretch goal. But in the mean time, here's a nice view... Read more
Meet Hannah Hazard + VOTE on the Thousand Forms Contest Submissions!
Painted Gate Contest Winner!
New Painted Gate Contest
After we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll choose random winner of another gate. To enter, all you have to... Read more
What Are The Reanimated?
The Ancients are able to use their science revivify dead tissue, letting it move and perform tasks. They use these living corpses as workers or... Read more
Who Are The Un-Men?
Lovecraft reports the Ancients have the ability to transform a person into plasma-like, almost gaseous state. In this form, the victim becomes able to twist and... Read more
Haunter Eradicated - Next Up, Opener
If you are getting a copy of Masks of Nyarlathotep, you'll now also be getting a...
After we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll... Read more
В августе Великий Ктулху пробудится в России
Дорогие российские игроки и фанаты, хотим сообщить, что вы можете получить игру "Войны Ктулху" у нашего российского партнера. При этом вы сэкономите на доставке и возможных таможенных пошлинах.
Чтобы получить... Read more
Functionally, they are no different that the acolytes of other factions.
To celebrate their tech-savvy nature, the Ancients Acolyte is dressed futuristically, rather than in hooded robes, and brandishes... Read more
Deep below the blue-lit cavern of K'n-Yan is the red-lit cavern of Yoth, inhabited by a race of intelligent reptiles. Long thought extinct, the few remaining Yothans now work with... Read more
Dire Azathoth (so far)
Thought you'd like to see the current development of the Dire Azathoth model (which is a $15 Add-On).
Haunter of the Dark
3 Investigators are in your Stretch Goal Box!
After we reach our next Stretch Goal, we'll choose random winner of another gate. To... Read more
Investigator: Moose Kowalski
Neutral Grey Cthulhu Acolyte is here!
Congratulations, Scott Rose! You won a painted gate, signed by Sandy Petersen with your pledge!
After we reach... Read more
Neutral Cthulhu Acolyte + Sandy Design Corner: Neutral Spellbooks!
You Got the Ancients High Priest!
As I wrote in the prior update, the High Priest expansion will ALSO come with this color High Priest (since we... Read more
Ancients High Priest + Ritual Track Preview + Inside a Steel Mold!
And yes, the High Priest expansion will ALSO come with this High Priest in the Ancient's color. So, if you are getting that add-on you'll get TWO such High... Read more
So... we had the idea last week, to add a new really neat thing to the campaign, based on your feedback. Everyone loved Dire Cthulhu. SO... I started brooding on... Read more
"Creating" Shaggai Design Corner + 6-8 Player Shaggai Map!
Yes, we will add $30 in product to the Yothan, Hound of Tindalos, and Great Old One pledge levels! So, if you're a Wamp, you might as well upgrade now.... Read more
6-8 Player Shaggai Map + 3mm Die Cut Ritual & Doom Tracks
6-8 Player Shaggai Map Exists
We were pretty sure that the World of Shaggai was in a state of destruction in which things are falling apart and we're losing... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - the Masks
Naomi Joslyn has been added to everyone’s pledge!
Sandy wanted to tease you further with this image:
Winner of the Current Contest!
Congratulations,... Read more
VF Update - Point sur la campagne
Point important : tous les produits proposés dans cette campagne sont disponibles au choix en anglais ou en français (vous pourrez sélectionner la langue voulue via le pledge manager à... Read more
Naomi Joslyn + Which Faction to Get?
You got the Vooniths!
Congratulations, Erik. When you receive your order from Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3, you'll also get a painted gate, signed by Sandy Petersen!... Read more
Hey guys, you unlocked the Neutral Gray Black Goat Acolyte! Hooray! Once more, to absolutely confirm, Sandy has developed zero rules for the two unlocked grey Acolytes!... Read more
Investigators + New Acolytes
Winner of the Video Contest!
We had 8 entries, which was so many, we had to reach out to Keziah Mason just to understand the higher mathematics... Read more
ALL Faction Cards 3mm Die Cut + Investigator John Dark!?!?
EVERY Faction Card Die Cut Forever!
That Stretch Goal you just smashed? Well, we decided to surprise you by making it way better. We heard a lot of feedback regarding... Read more
Sandy's Design Advice + Great Cthulhu Faction Balance Changes!
You've hit the next one! Here's what's in the Stretch Goal Box currently:
Win a Signed Painted Gate!
At 10 AM Cthulhu Standard Time (CST) July 20th... Read more
Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 VF! - that means IN FRENCH!
Point important : tous les produits proposés dans cette campagne sont disponibles au choix en anglais ou en français (vous pourrez sélectionner la langue voulue via le pledge manager à... Read more
Grey Ancients Acolyte + Meet the Ancients!
The Neutral Grey Ancients Acolyte
Cthulhu Wars is an odd beast of a game. One of the reasons is because, as a game line, it offers a significantly outsized... Read more
HPL First Player Marker in Maroon!
You did it! The Plastic Eradication Figures are part of the Shaggai Map box!
That's 15 Cultist-size miniatures IN A SINGLE STRETCH GOAL!
Sorry, I just think that's awesome. Plus,... Read more
The Contest of a Thousand Forms!
The very nature of Cthulhu Wars’ design encourages creativity and innovation. With so many optional expansions adding new playable Factions and independent and neutral mercenary units, it is no... Read more
15 Eradication Figures + the Glow Gate + Shaggai Design Corner!
In the nightgaunt, I mean, in the night, we blasted through two Stretch Goals before I had a chance to update y'all!
Here's what we're working towards now!
... Read more
Dire Cthulhu Shirts
Would you like a Dire Cthulhu shirt?
We had sworn off including shirts in our Kickstarters. They weren't worth the trouble. For us.
But, then the good folks... Read more
New Rules for Dire Cthulhu + WELCOME to Cthulhu Wars!
Next Goal – let’s talk about Dire Cthulhu
Why is there even a Dire Cthulhu? Well, our original Cthulhu sculpt is creepy, and terrific. But something about it always... Read more
Plastic Cathedrals + Whence the Ancients?
When you look over a game of Cthulhu Wars, you are immediately struck by the impressive nature of the ginormous Great Old Ones towering over the map. Their ominous presence... Read more
Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 in Deutsch
WICHTIG: Alle Produkte dieses Kickstarters werden auf Deutsch erhältlich sein. Backer wählen das gewünschte Pledge-Level auf der ursprünglichen Kampagnenseite in Englisch, später erfolgt die Sprachauswahl der Produkte mit Hilfe des... Read more
THE OMEGA RULEBOOK O3 Edition
Hey all, we’ve just FUNDED and now we are shooting for our first awesome stretch goal. When it is reached, EVERYONE who pledges, from Wamp to Great Old One will... Read more